Saturday, 26 November 2016

Villarreal - Deportivo Alaves

PICK: Villarreal AH -1 @1,909 PINNACLE 4/10

Match between 4th and 14th team of Primera will be played on stadium El Madrigal as first Sunday's match at 12:00.

We could say that Villarreal is in bad form recently. They won only one of last 5 matches. They lost 3 of them, but I need to add also that 2 winless results are in Europa league, where they are playing with few rotations, but they are still holding things in they're hands and will be qualified from the group stage almost for sure. On league table they're still holding 4th position but they lost last match in Bilbao and they're position is in jeopardy. There is only 2 points of difference betwen 4th and 8th team, so if they want to continue on this position, then they simply need to win this match. Opponent is far from they're level and everything else then home win will be disappointment. They played pretty good in Zurich, but as I said in post match analysis they were missing open chances which they shouldn't. Result could be 0-3 or even higher, but instead of that it finished with 1-1, with Swiss team scoring from penalty spot.

Alaves is coming to match after 0-1 lost at home against Espanyol. I was on Catalan's side on last week, and I am going against Alaves again. They are newbies in LaLiga, with some experienced players. One of them is central defender Alexis, who is suspended for this match. His replacement will probably be Laguardia who is coming back after injury.

There is difference in quality between those two teams for sure. They are better on every single position on the pitch and they will show that. As mentioned, there won't be problems with tired legs, because Fran is rotating the team pretty good. Gaspar, Jaume, Castillejo and Soriano are coming back to the first eleven. Also Sansone who will play instead of Pato, who will be benched IMO. After performance he showed in Switzerland he doesn't deserve to play in first eleven. Ruiz will need to be careful with Deyverson, who is the most dangerous threat from away team, and if they will succeed with covering him, they will win this match without conceding a goal.

FT: 0-2

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